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Sterna aurantia J.E. Gray, 1831 – River Tern

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and freshwater bodies (up to 600m) of India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Thailand. It mainly forages on fish, crustaceans, and insects (BirdLife International 2016).

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from breeding habitat disturbance due to flooding and other human encroachments, flooding and, predator attacks (BirdLife International 2016).

References:
BirdLife International 2016. Sterna aurantia . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22694537A93456605. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22694537A93456605.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Laridae > Sterna


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Sterna aurantia J.E. Gray, 1831 – River Tern. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1054/Sterna-aurantia
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